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Just forget any East Lantau mega project

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After declaring “large-scale reclamation” is inevitable to meet the housing needs of the city’s population, Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor denied she was interfering with an ongoing public consultation on land supply.

The government-appointed Task Force on Land Supply has proposed 18 options for the public to consider, among which are reclamation outside Victoria Harbour and the so-called East Lantau Metropolis. So it’s hard to see how Lam’s statement to the legislature last month is not pre-empting the consultation results when she was effectively advocating East Lantau reclamation.

Now I am no greenie, so I am not opposed ideologically to developing Lantau or carrying out nearshore reclamation. But as a taxpayer for my entire working life, I am sick and tired of government incompetence and........

© South China Morning Post